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Black-topped red polished Bowl

This bowl is of characteristic Kerma black-topped red polished ware. The red surface was created by application of ochre prior to firing in an oxidizing atmosphere and polishing with smooth stones/pebbles. The black top was attained by turning the beaker over to place the upper portion in an...

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Provenance

From Kerma, Cemetery S, Tumulus III, grave 317. 1914: excavated by the Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of the Sudan. (Accession Date: January 1, 1914)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Classic Kerma, about 1700–1550 B.C.

Findspot

Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)

Accession Number

21.3087

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels